1. ROAD TO NOWHERE? Olympic lanes came into force at 6 a.m. Wednesday (0500GMT). How will Londoners cope in rush hour? It’s bad enough at the best of times.
2. BALL ROLLING: The games officially open Friday, but women’s soccer is getting under way in Wales on Wednesday. First up: Britain vs. New Zealand.
3. PHELPS APPEARS: He’s expected to compete in seven events in London, and swimming great Michael Phelps will make a public appearance at 1200 GMT. He tweeted his London arrival earlier this week: “And the wait is over… Finally here in London.”